Applications have opened for the KX Akademy programme for 2014.
The KX Akademy is a mentoring and scholarship programme aimed to assist talented up-and-coming drivers aged 18-30. The programme, supported by KX Energy Drink, gives up to seven drivers financial backing, as well as training in areas such as media, finance, psychology and sponsorship.
In 2013, BTCC racer Sam Tordoff, Ginetta GT Supercup drivers Tom Ingram and Rob Boston, Porsche Carrera Cup GB Daniel Lloyd and Renault UK Clio Cup stars Stefan Hodgetts and Ant Whorton-Eales have benefited from full-time support from the scheme.
The backing has helped Tordoff secure a maiden win in his debut BTCC season with MG KX Momentum Racing, while Ingram holds a healthy lead atop the Supercup points standings. Lloyd and Hodgetts have also tasted race winning success in their respective championships.
The KX Akademy judging panel includes two-time BTCC champion and scheme mentor Jason Plato, Scuderia Vittoria team boss Danny Buxton and a number of the UK’s leading motorsport journalists.
Drivers interested in applying for the scheme can do so using this form: http://www.kx-energy.com/motorsports/kx-akademy/application-form/
Applications close October 14th.